Employment at the Commission
The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. It is the policy of The TCFP not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits, and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at the Agency.
Veteran's Employment Preference
Pursuant to Chapter 657 of the Texas Government Code, The TCFP is proud to provide preference in employment to:
- veterans, including veterans with disabilities;
- veterans’ surviving spouses who have not remarried; and
- orphans of veterans who were killed on active duty
Individuals who qualify for veteran’s employment preference are entitled to a preference in employment with our agency over other applicants for the same positions who do not have greater qualifications.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. TCFP participates in e-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities and disabled Veterans are encouraged to inform TCFP Human Resources if they need a reasonable accommodation to interview for or perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. TCFP makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled Veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on our agency.
Individuals may request reasonable accommodation for the application process by contacting Human Resources at 512-936-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The request may be made orally or in writing.
Required Application Documents
Applicants must submit the flowing documents for consideration of employment:
A completed State of Texas Application Form (for longer employment history, use the State Application Continuation sheet)
- A current resume
- A cover letter for your application
Additional documents may be required (writing samples, driving records) for certain positions but if the posting does not indicate that, then only the three documents listed above are required. The agency reserves the right to conduct employment and criminal background checks and to request copies of college transcripts and professional certifications (CPA, CPM, PHR, CPP, etc.).
Applications should be sent to email@example.com. If you prefer to send a paper copy of your application to our agency, please send it to:
Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Attention: Human Resources
PO Box 2286
Austin, Texas 78768-2286
Questions about jobs at the agency or application requirements may be referred to Human Resources.